Police in this country have so far killed 884 people this year, an average of 3.3 people a day, a slight rise from this time last year when they had killed 867 people, according to Killed by Police, a website that tracks these slayings.
Yet that fact seems to have gotten lost as NFL players continue to kneel in protest for the National Anthem, which led to President Donald Trump stating the following at a rally in Alabama Friday.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired, he is fired.’”
Trump received immediate league-wide backlash for his comments. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Trump’s comments were, “divisive and showed lack of respect for the NFL,” with many team owners echoing the same sentiments – including from owners who had donated to his campaign.
Shahid Khan, Donald Trump’s Muslim benefactor, is the Jacksonville Jaguars billionaire owner. In an effort to show unity amidst the recent divisive language of Donald Trump, Khan locked arms with his players during the national anthem on Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.
But Khan donated $1 million to Trump’s inauguration and more than likely voted for him even though he disagrees with Trump’s Muslim travel ban. Now Khan is showing national disagreement with Trump’s divisive demeanor; the same demeanor that was obvious during the general election.
Khan had this to say regarding his pre-game stance with his players:
“It was a privilege to stand on the sidelines with the Jacksonville Jaguars today. I met with our team captains prior to the game to express my support for them, all NFL players, and the league following the divisive and contentious remarks made by President Trump. Our team and the NFL reflects our